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Imprecise; uncertain; indefinite.

The term vague is frequently used in reference to a statute written in language that is so indefinite or lacking in precision that an individual of ordinary intelligence is forced to guess at its meaning. Statutes that are vague are ordinarily void on that ground.


Void for Vagueness Doctrine.

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Eventually he went on to claim that what he had said to police was vaguer than how it had been reported.
Earlier, he told Sky News: "I made some comment which was very, very, very much vaguer than that.
The agency notes that the country's vaguer demand prospects, coupled with the gradual rebuilding of banking sector's balance-sheet will slow lending and investment growth.
Ahmadi-nejad and other officials have all gotten much vaguer in talking about the shift in recent months.
Erich is vaguer over when these futuristic, computer game-esque recharging zones could appear, but nevertheless, perhaps the time when regulators and politicians need to standardise and create legal frameworks for such things isn't so far off in the future.
Here, the connection between image and theme is vaguer than in her early work, partly because most of these photographs make use of elements that hinder clear definitions and hence diminish the communicative value of what is photographed.
Paths diverge as the comfortable faith of Lax's youth is gradually replaced with a vaguer and less dogmatic spirituality, while Skip, despite his wartime experiences, moves in the opposite direction, becoming first a priest and then a bishop.
The government has been vaguer, however, on how to advance the political process after Netanyahu accepted the principle, albeit with caveats, of the establishment of a demilitarized Palestinian state.
The TSA, however, says it has made improvements to its scanning technology, including a "privacy algorithm" that will provide the operator with vaguer outlines of body parts.
Fisher poses a challenge to out understanding of major demographic changes, asserting that "a much vaguer, less calculated, more fatalistic and haphazard presentation of family-planning decisions dominates much of the firsthand testimony on family limitation" (p.
Although it may be difficult to link the material in each essay quickly to outside sources, navigating the information within the volume is facilitated by a thorough and clear index, and by the titling of each viewpoint essay, in this new version of the book, by its exact argument (e.g., "Women Choose to Make Less Than Men") rather than by the vaguer phrases (e.g., "Working Girl") used as titles in the 2001 version.
Southerners will have an independence referendum in 2011 but residents in the Nuba Mountains area have only been promised a vaguer "popular parliamentary consultation" on their status.